Two small earthquakes have been recorded 45km north of Whakatane this morning.
A Magnitude 4.2 quake, at a depth of 5km, occurred at 3.46am.
Reports on the Geonet website described the shaking as weak to light.
By 5am, about 22 people had recorded feeling the quake.
Another 4.0 shake at the same location was recorded at 4.52am, at a depth of 9km.